IAEA Board of Governors
The Board of Governors generally meets five times per year - in March and June, twice in September (before and after the General Conference) and in December.
At its meetings, the Board examines and makes recommendations to the General Conference on the IAEA's accounts, programme, and budget and considers applications for membership. It also approves safeguards agreements and the publication of the IAEA's safety standards and has the responsibility for appointing the Director General of the IAEA with the approval of the General Conference.
Board Members for 2012-2013
For the 2012-2012 period, the new composition of the 35-member IAEA Board is: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep. of, Libya, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Tanzania, United States of America and Uruguay.
The Chair of the Board of Governors for 2012-2013 is the Governor from Canada, Mr. John Barrett. He succeeds Mr. Filippo Formica, Governor from Italy.
The Ambassadors and Resident Representatives of Hungary and South Africa were elected as Vice-Chairmen. They are Mr. Pál Kovács, Governor from Hungary, and Mr. Xolisa Mfundiso Mabhongo, Governor from South Africa.